Fashion Plates: What To Wear To The Bay’s Hottest New Eateries

The Bay may be notorious for ground-rattling earthquakes, but sometimes our appetites tend to rumble just as fiercely. Thankfully, to satisfy our colossal cravings, new restos are turning up left and right — constantly shaking up the food scene. Can't decide which to hit first? For starters, take note of these three fresh, spankin'-new, and delectable eateries appearing on our food radar.
And once scoring a reservation is out of the way, we're helping you solve another quandary: your dinner-date ensemble. To secure a look that’s as sizzling as your plate, we’ve cooked up a trio of flattering, totally copy-worthy outfits, in case you’re hungry for some refined style, too. Eat up!
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Less than a month old, Hi-Lo BBQ is the latest to offer an intriguing Cali spin on old-fashioned barbecue. The result? Hard Cider Braised Pork Loin and Grilled Flanken Short Ribs in a sleek, wood-paneled space for starters. We're also pretty enamored with the tranquil Ocean Beach painting that provides a pop of color against the muted tones. The resto is the latest collaboration from the folks behind other Mission eateries Maverick and Hog and Rocks, so we know we’re in for finger-lickin’-good dishes. The industrial-cool restaurant is the perfect place to don urban-city-dweller-meets-Southern-belle attire — that's casual yet somewhat gussied up, too. This Thakoon vested frock paired with edgy Jeffrey Campbell boots and a fun necklace and clutch should do the trick.
Hi-Lo BBQ, 3416 19th Street (between Mission and San Carlos streets); 415-874-9211.

From Left, Clockwise: Filippa K Cardigan, $98, available at The Corner; Thakoon Addition Vested Dress, $490, available at La Garçonne; Madewell Colortrack Statement Necklace, $65, available at Madewell; Gap Two-Tone Canvas Clutch, $29.95, available at Gap; Jeffrey Campbell Everly Buckled Cut-Out Boot, $195, available at Acrimony.

Photo: Courtesy of Hi-Lo BBQ
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Okay, while Saison isn’t exactly a fresh face to San Francisco, we think its insanely gorgeous new space is worthy of our attention. Saison now calls SoMa home, more specifically, it now serves up its grub in a building once belonging to the California Electric Light Company. A bright idea, indeed! The lofty space is totally boundary-free, with tables undivided from the kitchen where the dishes are whipped up, helping us keep our eyes on the prize. Oh, and not to mention the floral creations of Natalie Bowen are sprinkled around the place. To fit in at the fancy joint, slip into this minty Acne dress, creamy blazer, and blocky heels. After all, it’s about presentation, people!
Saison, 178 Townsend Street (between 2nd and 3rd streets); 415-828-7990.

From Left, Clockwise: Vanessa Mooney Vanguard Necklace, $156, available at Azalea; Acne Marlow Dress, $155, available at Matches; 3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Tuxedo Blazer, $198, available at Les Nouvelles; BCBG Harlow Embossed Envelope Clutch, $78, available at BCBG; Zara Wide-Heel Sandal With Ankle Strap, $79.90, available at Zara.

Photo: Courtesy of Saison
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The Mill
The brainchild of Four Barrel and Josey the Baker, The Mill is the buzziest cafe to hit the Divis strip — and some might say, all of S.F. The brew outpost also serves up fluffy slices of bread, served with a varying assortment of delectable toppers. Head into the light, airy space this weekend for your morning fix dressed in white-washed skinnies, casual-cool booties, and a cross-hatched graphic sweater, and you’ll fit right in.
The Mill, 736 Divisadero Street (between Fulton and Grove streets); 415-345- 1954.

From Left, Clockwise: Iacoli & McAllister No. 6-04 Necklace, $70, available at Conifer; Topshop Knitted Graphic Print Jumper, $76, available at Topshop; J Brand Creamy White Corduroy Skinny Zoe Jeans, $75.62, available at MyWardrobe; Rachel Comey Daze Mid Heel Booties, $450, available at ShopBop; Madewell Transport Tote, $168, available at Madewell.

Photo: Via Maria del Rio

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